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After Upgrading to MySQL 8.0 with Triggers, MySQL Does Not Start with Error: "You have an error in your SQL syntax" (Doc ID 2552624.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 04, 2023

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 8.0 to 8.0 [Release 8.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After upgrading to MySQL 8.0, MySQL fails to start during the initialization of the new data dictionary. The error log contains an error about invalid SQL syntax, for example:



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